Statement by The Israeli Jewish Congress on New Zealand Shooting Attack
“We are utterly shocked, devastated and horrified beyond words over the shooting attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a terrorist massacred 49 Muslim worshipers in two Mosques.
To target innocent people, including children, in a place of worship, is a perverse, utterly evil and senseless act of unbridled hate! We condemn it outright, unreservedly and without equivocation.
This evening, as the Jewish people gather to mark Shabbat with our loved ones, our thoughts and prayers will be first and foremost with the Muslim community and people of New Zealand, as we join in mourning the victims and wishing full and speedy recovery to all those injured.”